Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Feeling Green?

My daughter and I had fun making these crazy frogs!  They are from my new paper craft resource - "Frog on a Log". What a fun way to work on word families!

It will be soon added to my growing collection of Paper Crafts, in this super set:

My daughter figured out that the pieces can be placed in all sorts of arrangements to create different looking frogs. She enjoyed making the one  that looks like he is dancing on the log!

We wrote a list of lots of 'og' words to display with our frogs. I have included a template in this file that includes the face, and one without, should you like your students to be creative and draw their own frog face.

To accompany our work on 'og' I made this little printable reader. Again, that involves cutting and pasting!

We printed the pages, and then gathered pencils, scissors, glue and a stapler.

Assemble the pages (6) in order and while the pages are still whole, staple 4 times down the left hand side.

Then cut in half - voila - 2 readers ready to go!

Now you just need your picture page.

Colour all the pictures in and cut them out.

We then read the text on each page, and found the matching picture from our selection.

If you are new teacher and attempting an activity like this for the first time in your classroom, here are a few things to consider:

1. Have the books made up ready before  you commence your lesson.
2. Demonstrate the entire activity BEFORE you ask students to do so. Model sticking the wrong picture in, and reading the text to check for meaning. Pretend that you have discovered it does not make sense - and how to solve the problem (gently peel the picture off before the glue dries and find the correct picture).
3. Model how to apply the appropriate amount of glue, so that is does not ooze out the edge and result in the pages sticking together.
4. Teach a procedure for how to deal with scraps of paper. A little bin on each table is ideal. Tell the students that as they create a scrap, to 'bin-it' straight away!
5. You will most likely have at least one student that tells you he/she has lost a picture. I can say with almost 100% certainty that it will be either under the chair, or in the bin with the scraps. Ask the student to check these places first. If not, it will be glued into the book of the student sitting next to him. Trust me!
6. Ask fast finishes to colour in the pretty scalloped borders around the edge of each page, or practice reading the story.

 Thank you so much for stopping by!


Mrs Poultney said...

That is such a great little reader Mel! I really loved your instructions for new teachers especialy about the little that has lost their pic, heehee. I am so in love with your paper crafts and yourword families and wish I was teaching in a lower grade so that I could use them. I am tucking them away in the hope that i will be in a Prep or Year 1 next year (fingers crossed) Keep em' coming I say!

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~brookeb~ said...

Please make a whole set of these mel! Very cute :)

Amanda said...

I love your advice for new teachers. It made me laugh. I've been teaching for 6 years and everything you mentioned still happens daily. "I lost my picture." "I can't find my glue lid." Funny first graders! :)

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Sara Soucy said...

Those frogs are so cute!

Sara :)
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Jennifer White said...

I'm in love with those frogs! SO cute!!
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